World Contraception Day is observed worldwide on September 26 every year. The main aim of observing this day is to improve awareness of contraception and to enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.

World Contraception Day was founded in 2007 to raise the importance of birth control and family planning. Contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy. It means preventing the sperm from entering the eggs. The contraceptive methods used today are condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps and contraceptive sponges. Before opting for any contraceptive method, it is important to know about some of the major facts related to contraception. We at LatestLY, have listed out some important facts about contraception that everyone should be aware of.  Birth Control Pills May Block Blood Flow to Brain.

The only method to protect against STI’s is a latex condom

Latex and polyurethane condoms are the only forms of contraception shown to protect against sexually transmitted infections including HIV. Available without any prescription, condoms do have a failure rate of 13 percent, says Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pills are not for everyone

The CDC data reports that the use of pills decreases with the age. It is used by 19.5% women in their 20s, 11 % women in their 30s and 5.1% in their 40s. When a woman wants to conceive, she can easily stop the pills.

Older women are more likely to use contraceptives than younger ones

According to the CDC data, about 74 percent of women above 40 years of age, 72 percent between 30 and 39 age and 62 percent between the age of 20 and 29 use birth control.

No birth control method is 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy

None of the birth control methods guarantee sure shot assurance in preventing pregnancy. Contraceptive implants and IUDs are highly effective only because they remove the need for the user to remember to do something on a regular basis.

Things to consider while opting for birth control

Whatever birth control method a person opts for, it is very important to consider four things before selecting it; reliability of the method, ease of use of the method, potential side effects and health risks.

Almost every female uses contraception at some point in her life. But it is very important to know facts related to everything that you do with your own body.

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